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Table 3 Body weight and sucrose intake of maternal rats during CUS

From: Pre-gestational stress reduces the ratio of 5-HIAA to 5-HT and the expression of 5-HT1A receptor and serotonin transporter in the brain of foetal rat

Target Groups n W0 W1 W2 W3
Body weight (g) Control 8 237.3 ± 3.9 245 ± 2.7 252.3 ± 5.3 258.6 ± 5.8
    (234~240.5) (242.8~247.2) (247.9~256.6) (253.8~263.5)
  CUS 12 237.6 ± 5.9 242.1 ± 7.4 245.8 ± 7** 249.5 ± 7.6**
    (233.9~241.3) (237.4~246.8) (241.3~250.2) (244.7~254.3)
Sucrose intake (g) Control 8 10.09 ± 1.05 10.5 ± 0.85 11.33 ± 1.53 12.1 ± 1.36
    (9.21~10.97) (9.79~11.21) (10.05~12.61) (10.96~13.23)
  CUS 12 10.16 ± 0.97 10.4 ± 1.28 10.67 ± 1.66* 10.85 ± 1.8**
    (9.54~10.78) (9.59~11.21) (9.61~11.73) (9.71~11.99)
  1. Data are mean ± S.D. from week 0 to week 3. Data in bracket are 95% confidence intervals for each relevant statistic. *, **:P < 0.05, P < 0.01 compared with control by the same week
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